Court overturns conviction of Druze sheikhs who visited holy sites in Syria, Lebanon
In deal, 16 religious leaders agreed not to travel again next year, and to coordinate future visits with state.
The Nazareth Magistrate’s Court overturned Tuesday the convictions of 16 Druze religious leaders for visiting enemy countries. The Druze sheikhs visited religious sites in Syria and Lebanon between the years 2007 and 2010. Under an agreement reached between the sheikhs and the state, they undertook not to travel to Syria or Lebanon again without coordinating with Israeli authorities.
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